Baking Powder Biscuits

  • Yield : 8
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 12m
  • Ready In : 27m
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A classic type of scratch biscuit.


  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk


Step 1

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Step 2

In a medium glass bowl, sift the flour once, measure. Add the baking powder and salt and sift again. Cut in the shortening. Add milk gradually, until soft dough is formed.

Step 3

Roll out on a slightly floured board, and cut out circles of desired size. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown.


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